Que-stions, Anyone? When to Use Qui vs. Que in French


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J’ai dû aller au supermarché pour acheter du beurre et des fraises, mais comme j’ai trouvé les fraises si chers, je ne les ai achetées pas. 

I had to go to the grocery store for …

How Strong Is Your French Vocabulary? The Best Online Exercises to Find Out (and Bulk Up!)


I was once at a restaurant with a friend, and he asked our waitress how the menu’s “sweet surprise ice cream” tasted.

Her response: “The sweet surprise ice cream is, uh… cold.”

Very helpful.

To be fair, I’ve also had …

6 Catchy French Dictionaries That Kids Will Actually Enjoy Browsing


Did you know French picture books go back 17 millennia?

In the Paleolithic age, early man painted his story on the stone of some now-famous caves in Lascaux.

A mere millennium before our time, seamstresses in Bayeux embroidered a

Always, Sometimes, Never: The Demystifying Guide to French Adverbs of Frequency


Ever taken a survey?

Maybe it was one of those annoying phone surveys.

Maybe a business lured you into doing one online with promises of being entered into a raffle for $500. Or maybe you filled one out to help …

10 Language-bending Riddles in French (With Translations and Answers)


What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?

Remember this Greek legend?

The Sphinx asks travelers to answer the above riddle, devouring all who try to pass until Oedipus finally …

Never Miss French Practice with These 7 French Email Newsletters


How many unread emails do you have right now?

I almost always have a notification of 50+ unread messages next to the little envelope icon on my phone.

How annoying!

The majority of emails I receive are prompts to get …

Talking About Music in French: “Key” Expressions and Vocab


“If music be the food of love, play on.”

Most of us have heard this famous line from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” but unlike Duke Orsino who says it in order to have an excess of music (therefore curing himself of …